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Mrs. Kitzman from Fergus Falls MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Explore!

Help me give my students National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guides and magnifying lens to explore!

  • $155 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my kindergarten classroom! My classroom is filled with amazing children! For many of them, this is their first experience in a classroom setting. They come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some children know how to read, and some don't know how to hold a book. It is my job to provide a positive learning experience for ALL of them. My classroom is a space filled with joy, encouragement, and learning! We enjoy working together in small groups and participating in hands-on experiments and activities.

My Project

The Ultimate Field Guides from National Geographic Kids and magnifying glasses can help connect children with nature. Exploring nature can provide a sense of wonder and inspiration in children. Nature play is so important for development in cognitive, physical, social, and positive sense of self.

Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before.

It is common for children to have trouble focusing in the modern world with media and technology. Nature has been found to have restorative effects on attention.

Nature can be used as a subject of academic inquiry, not just a break between learning. The changing environment found outdoors provides ample opportunities for children to explore and learn through question-asking, observation, experimentation, and reflection.

Mrs. Kitzman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand, Set of 6 Magnifiers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $26.77 1 $26.77
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Ranger and Amphibian Adventurer • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Trees • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Insects: Find Adventure! Go Outside! Have Fun! Be a Backyard Insect Inspector! • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Mammals • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds (National Geographic Kids Ultimate Explorer Field Guide) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Wildflowers • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09

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